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Cost of Moving Heavy Equipment Locally

Discussion in 'Equipment Moving Questions' started by Aaron93, Sep 9, 2019 at 9:31 PM.

  1. Aaron93

    Aaron93 Member

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    Hi All,

    I was wondering what the cost to move equipment locally is? Like within a 10 to 15 mile distance. Our excavators and other equipment is between 28,000 and 60,000 lbs.. Thanks for all of the responses!
     
  2. Jonas302

    Jonas302 Senior Member

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    Around $300 your prices are going to vary quite a bit by location though
     
  3. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Of course prices will vary around the country but I pay $300-400 to move a 55K hoe, 953 loader or D5 10-20 miles.
    In my area it's cheaper for me to hire our moves out then own a lowboy.
     
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  4. ianjoub

    ianjoub Senior Member

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    15 years ago I was paying $250/hr for a lowboy round trip from the driver's house.
     
  5. jonno634

    jonno634 Well-Known Member

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    It will also depend if width or height permits or pilot cars are required. I have a 30,000 lbs combine, that’s over 16 feet wide. So, it requires pilots and overwidth permit. I’d say here it’d be $250-350/hr with an hour minimum, and permits/pilots extra. But, I own a lowboy and move my own equipment.